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Can new initiative put an end to abuse at Egyptian orphanages?

Amid mounting concerns over abuse and mistreatment, the Egyptian Social Solidarity Ministry has recently launched an initiative to end the violations committed at orphanages and other child care centers throughout the country.
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CAIRO — Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali is promising to reform her country’s orphanages, which have long been denounced for their miserable conditions and children’s allegations of abuse.

On Dec. 23, many children at an orphanage in the Alexandria governorate reported food deprivation, torture and other violence, saying they had been tied up and beaten by the facility’s director.

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